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September 14, 2017

Finding an EMS Partner: Making the Right Connection

There are few things in life as important as chemistry. Oh, not that class you took in high school. I’m talking about the connection you have with other people. It’s difficult to describe but you know it when you feel it.

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May 17, 2016

Think Twice Before Seeking Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) on Alibaba

Alibaba, the Chinese internet behemoth, has been killing it, especially since its September 2014 US IPO, when the company raised a remarkable $25 billion. According to ForbesAlibaba posted 54% sales growth in its first earnings report following the IPO. Today the company has a market capitalization of nearly $200 billion and a brought in a ...

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May 05, 2015

Who are the Best EMS Companies for Me?

So here’s the situation.  You have been sourcing domestically from the prototype phase through the first few production runs up to 1,000.  Your product is starting to grow and in order for you to grow your business, and potentially reduce cost, you decide to start exploring an additional or new EMS provider. 

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April 14, 2015

Is my EMS CM also an ODM?

Working with engineers is very similar to working with military personnel in that to communicate effectively you need to learn acronyms quickly!  Follow along - OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) work with CMs (Contract Manufacturers) to bolster their supply chain.  If your OEM produces electronics than your CM might be an EMS (Electronics...

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